Sergeant Harry V. Hedrick

Sergeant Harry V. Hedrick

Kansas City Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Monday, August 5, 1963

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Harry V. Hedrick

Sergeant Hedrick was shot and killed after responding to a report of gun shots. When he and his partner arrived, they observed a man digging in a trash can and a second man holding a coat over one hand. The man with the coat approached their patrol car, asked the officers what they wanted, and then opened fire with a handgun concealed under the coat. Sergeant Hedrick was killed. His partner returned fire wounding the suspect.

The 52 year-old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on January 17, 1964. He was released from prison on September 9, 1980, and died seven months later.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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